Have you suffered an injury due to tiredness at work? You could be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Tiredness and fatigue experienced by employees is an increasing problem in the workplace. This is usually because employees’ jobs are becoming more stressful and demanding. Employers need to ensure that employees are safe in the workplace, especially if the employees undertake physically tiring tasks or they do irregular shift working patterns.
A lack of sleep or rest can create tiredness symptoms, which can cause the following:
- Lack of concentration
- Mistakes at work
- Lack of focus at work
- Lack of attention
- Physical or mental weakness
If you believe that you have sustained an injury at work due to working long hours, without the necessary regular breaks or as a result of carrying out strenuous amounts of work that has caused you to become tired then contact our compensation solicitors and lawyers at Compensation Claims Today.
Common accidents caused by tiredness
The most common occurrence of accidents in the workplace is due to road traffic accidents. 25% – 30% of road traffic accidents are caused by people who are using the road for work purposes. Engineering tiredness accidents are also common occurrences and these types of accidents occur when employees are tired after carrying out long shifts.
Common causes of tiredness claims in the workplace are:
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Not having the required breaks
- Working irregular shifts and in the evenings
You are also at risk of injury if your work colleagues are tired and are making mistakes in the workplace.
Things to do if you have sustained an injury as a result of an accident at work:
- Ensure that the injury is reported and a record is taken
- Seek medical advice/treatment
- Obtain evidence e.g. photographs, accident records, etc
- Obtain witnesses’ contact details, if applicable
- Contact Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited
If you think you have sustained a tiredness injury as a result of an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to make claim against your employers.
You can also claim for other losses incurred as a result of your accident e.g. travel expenses, loss of earnings, medical fees, etc